I was able to pick up a TD04 the other day for my project. The turbo originally came from a Subaru and the owner was doing an upgrade and so decided to sell it.
It seems to be in great condition as it has no signs of excessive oil and no sign of shaft play. I choose this turbo for two reasons.
Firstly availability , these turbos are rather easy to come by so should one break it wouldn't or shouldn't be to hard to find a replacement.
Secondly, I have had experience working with these turbos and know that they are not too bad of an upgrade from the stock 4efte turbo. Sure there are alot of other options for bigger turbos but for now Im working with what I have and upgrade later.
The plan is to do either buy a pree built manifold or create a manifold for my self to fit the turbo. Not quite sure which route I will be taking just yet.
About the Author
I am a Starlet enthusiast who has been previlaged to own 4 starlets to date and have picked up a few things about these little vehicles. There is always more to learn and im always willing to share info and thats what my aim is with this site.